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this morning on "early today," about face. the top house republican now says he's open to president obama's plan for middle-class tax cuts. almost free. an american woman jailed in iran for more than a year may soon be released. and burrito binge. champion eater joey chestnut and burrito binge. champion eater joey chestnut shatters a new world record. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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hello, a very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with a tax cut tussle. congress gets back to work this week with washington squarely at odds over proposed tax cuts. this weekend taxes were a main point of protest for tea party supporters who took to the streets from the capital in sacramento to say no to big government. nbc's brian moore reports. >> reporter: mens of the tea party movement marched through the nation's capital, coming from far and wide to send a message. >> i want the spending stopped. i want the big government stopped. and the taxes. don't want the taxes. >> reporter: there were also rallies in st. louis and sacramento, notably smaller gatherings than last year's nationwide tea party, but no less vocal. >> i'm just a plain old person. but i have a big, big desire to see my country go back to its roots. >> reporter: republicans want to ride this wave back to power. but first, they'll face some tough votes. president obama is proposing new
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infrastructure projects that would create jobs, breaks for small businesses, and extending the first cuts, but only for the middle class. the fight hasn't even started and already republican leader john boehner may have just blinked. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but these voters seem to have already made up their minds. and hope to persuade others to join them in november at the ballot box. brian moore, nbc news, washington. in california, residents have begun to return to the san bruno neighborhood that was rocked by a pipeline explosion last week. the blast killed at least four people. four others remain missing. nbc's frances coe has more. >> reporter: the area where nearly 50 homes once stood is now the site of a federal investigation. >> today is our second full day of investigating this accident. >> reporter: it's still unclear why the pacific gas and electric pipeline ruptured and exploded
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into an inferno on thursday. what is certain, the pipeline was more than 50 years old, put in before many of the houses here were even built. >> that 28-foot section of 30-inch pipe, we are, as we speak, crating it up, putting it in a crate, because the investigators have decided that needs to go back to our metal your ji labs in washington. >> reporter: late sunday california regulators orred pg&e to examine all of its natural gas lines in the state. >> that's where the main explosion took place. >> reporter: state leaders are also joining the investigation by holding a congressional hearing this week. >> many questions must be answered by all of us, whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection seems too late for many of the san bruno residents who finally got the all-clear on sunday to go home. >> i'm anxious. when we left i thought i'm leaving all of 36 years of memory in a house and i may never see them again.
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>> reporter: memories now tainted with many inanswered questions, frances coe, nbc news. a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in alabama a police officer is recovering after a bizarre series of accidents sent him to the emergency room. the officer was first thrown 50 yards off his motorcycle when it crashed and caught fire. after a vehicle moved out of line during a funeral procession. an ambulance responded to the scene but soon after en route to the hospital it overturned and caught fire. the officer suffered multiple broken bones and significant trauma to his legs and arms. more than 25,000 people filled new york's central park for a five kilometer race for the cure. politicians, celebrities and other supporters ran alongside an estimated 1,600 cancer survivors, raising money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. and in new mexico, eating champ joey chestnut is at it again, setting a new world
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record at a burrito eating championship. chestnut wolfed down an incredible 47 burritos topping the previous record of 33 1/2 beef, green, and pepper stuffed tortillas. oh, my goodness gracious. now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. it just turns my stomach every time i see that video. >> burritos are heavy, too. not light. >> good for 4:00 in the morning. >> yeah, right. good morning, everyone. hope you had a wonderful weekend. over the weekend, igor rapidly intensified. what a name of a storm, too. you just knew this one would be a big, mean, storm, igor. this storm is out here in the middle of the atlantic. still not affecting anyone. this is as impressive as it gets. you can see the well-defined eye in the middle of all the huge thunderstorms surrounding it. the storm has been maded for the most part due west. if it continued on that track this would definitely be a scary forecast for the virgin islands and puerto rico.
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but the forecast is supposed to turn out to sea. we've been fortunate so far. bermuda is the only big question mark at this time. this could even become a category 5 briefly. for the most part it's going to stay say very powerful storm. it's going to start to turn more or less towards the northwest and that's going to help that forecast path and should steer it away from the east coast. now a lot of large waves will arrive on the eastern seaboard. we'll have to watch bermuda next weekend. will be a close call for you. temperaturewise around the country, not a lot of very fascinating weather out there. it's a very quiet weather pattern. very typical for late summer, early fall. chillier in the northern half of the country while it still feels like summer from texas down to florida. not a lot of wet weather. a lot of clouds and showers through new england, but no downpours. kind of a dreary forecast. a lot of drizzle out there, too. for today, the cloudy, cool weather, maybe early morning showers in new england. the southeast looks warm and very summerlike today. temperature about 90 to 95. all the way along the gulf.
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even a little warm back in denver today, taste of summer at 90. and minneapolis, that's where it's kind of cooler and feeling like fall at 71. overall, looks like a rather nice monday. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. some ideal weather conditions in the ohio valley today. still a little taste of summer. temperatures in the low 80s. but low humidity, that's gorgeous. kansas city should be a very nice day today. as i mentioned, warm in colorado, pueblo around 90 this afternoon. take a look at the tuesday forecast coming up. >> you know, i miss those 90s. 76 for new york? >> already? >> yeah, i do. i want summer back. >> good luck. >> all right. thanks, bill. hertz beats out avis. what to look for on wall street this week. and how not to read the news. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus the mtv video music awards go gaga over lady gaga. >> a controversial call against the lions. the redskins and cowboys go down
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carnation instant breakfast essentials. good nutrition from the start. good morning to you and welcome back to "early today," i'm veronica de la cruz. here are some of your top headlines this morning. iran says it will free one of three americans detained in the country for more than a year on charges of espionage. tehran says sarah shourd will be released on $500,000 bail because of medical problems and be allowed to leave the country. shourd, whose mother says she may have cancer, was originally meant to be released on saturday but the country's judiciary blocked those plans at the last minute. firefighters in northern colorado are working to contain a fast-moving wildfire that has destroyed at least one home and burned just under one square mile. it comes as residents about 35 miles away in the boulder foothills return to their homes after one of the most destructive wildfires in
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colorado's history. mexican marines say they arrested one of the country's most wanted drug traffickers and presumed leader of embattled cartel. his name is sergio villa real, in a raid in the central part of the country yesterday. and engineers in california are touting a robotics breakthrough. an electronic skin that can sense touch just like a human can. scientists say it's a major step toward replacing today's clumsy robots with ones that can grip objects without breaking them and could be used one day in prosthetic limbs. and now here's another look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,462 after adding 47 points friday. the s&p rose 5 points, and the nasdaq gained 6. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo, the nikkei climbed 82 points while in hong kong, the hang seng spiked 400. wall street with the summer holiday finished, today is the
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real beginning of the month, and september has almost never been a pretty month on wall street. the most volatile month for stocks historically, september seems particularly volatile to wild swings given the uncertainty over the economic recovery. adding the potential to the volatility this friday marks the end of the so-called quadruple witching period. the quarterly end of four types of equity futures and option contracts. traders will be hanging on data, and depending on whether it's good or bad, fasten your seat belts. this week's calendar of economic data includes retail sales due tuesday, industrial capacity on wednesday, the producer price index on last week's new jobless claims on thursday and then the consumer price index and consumer confidence on friday. one possible cause for concern today, a report out of switzerland that major bank ubs and credit suisse may need more capital to comply with tighter banking regulations in europe that require banks to hold more
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capital and have stricter rules on liquidity. european bank problems have led to downward swings recently on wall street. keep an eye today, hertz has struck a deal to buy dollar thefty sunday, outdoing a rival bid from avis. and finally a norwegian radio newscaster had a very bad day on saturday. after announcing on a live broadcast that she was quitting because she, quote, wanted to be able to eat properly again, and be able to breathe, she then refused to read the day's news, because, quote nothing important had happened. hmm. well, the u.s. takes basketball world championship and when is a touchdown not a touchdown? plus a blunder cost the cowboys dearly against the archrivals. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. and the tropics remain very active with the forecast around the country very quiet. you're watching "early today." [ male announcer ] mix it.
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well, good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports the nfl's first weekend in action concluded last night with one of the leagues amost famous rivalries battling right down to the wire. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all the sports headlines. >> good morning. the first weekend of the nfl season ended with a dramatic
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finish between the redskins and cowboys, two botched plays by dallas changed the game in the final seconds of the first. tony romo, dished, quickly tackled and fumble. deangelo hall picked up the loose ball and took it in for the score. the redskins are up 10-0 in the half. the fourth, the cowboys needing a touchdown, last play of the game. reasono hit roy williams to tie. wait a minute, hold everything. dallas called for holding. the game ended on a penalty and the redskins won it 13-7. controversy in chicago. lions down late in the fourth. hill to johnson, touchdown, detroit. wait a minute, they reviewed it, and ruled it was not a touchdown. looked like a catch. but apparently johnson didn't keep control of the ball. a heartbreaker for the lions. bears won it 19-14. steelers and falcons needed overtime. mendenhall took the handoff, ended up with a 50-yard td run.
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pit won without kwsh roethlisberger. tom brady through three touchdown passes but the play of the game was made by tate. high stepping up the middle and gone. untouched, 97 yards. patriots won a shoot-out 38-24. like brady the giants' eli manning also threw three touchdowns. the giants christened their new stadium with a win over the panthers. things didn't go well for eli's brother peyton. steam rolled by the texans. three touchdowns, 231 yards on the ground, not too shabby for a guy who spent last season on a practice squad. texans won. and finally durant lead team usa to their first world championship in 16 years. shot the lights out from beyond the arc. durant finished with 28 and was named the tournament mvp. the usa won the world championship 81-64 over turkey. that's your early look at sports on "early today," i'm fred roggin. who won at the box office this weekend? your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus after years away with a
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high today around 76. boston still chilly. a lot of those clouds are going to linger for you. the rest of the country looks just fine. ohio valley, great lakes and the northern plains, feeling like fall. but down alone the gulf, still feeling like summer with temperatures in the 90s. even into tuesday, look at dallas, 94 degrees. so the heat continues down in the southern half of the country. and out here in the west. the cool air, though, in the northern plains up through northern new england. if you're watching us on 11 live in atlanta, georgia, head to festival hall in greensboro to try food from all over georgia. and enjoy live entertainment and auctions at this year's "a tasteful event." that's your "early today" event of the day, veronica. hopefully good old peach cobbler. >> they're going to have great weather for it. little shout-out to atlanta. i used to live there. 90 degrees. you can't beat it. now an early look at this morning's headlines in entinement. lady gaga was the undeniable queen of last night's mtv music awards winning eight statues, including the video of the year. the 24-year-old new yorker with
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the outrageous fashion sense led the field starting the night off with 13 nominations, tied a norwegian rock group ah-ha who also won eight awards in 1986 as the second most honored act on a single night. rocker peter gabriel set the record with nine awards in 1987 for the video sledge hammer. elsewhere, actor kevin mccarthy, who played the frantic doctor trying to save his friend's neighbors in the 1956 science fiction classic "invasion of the body snatchers" has died at the age of 96. comedian steve harvey debuts as the new host of family feud today and he's promising, quote, there is not a funnier game show on television. and finally, as expected, the 3-d horror film "resident evil afterlife" the lone debut of the weekend took the box office with a better than expected $27.7 million. did you make it off your couch, bill? >> a little bit. then football happened on sunday
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so i returned to the couch. it's an annual thing. >> it's one of the reasons i hate football season. yeah. >> because all the men go sit on the couch all sunday? >> they disappear into the man cave, never to be heard from ever again. one of those things, yeah. all right, bill, see you soon. this one comes to us from knsd in san diego, california, where one man got a birthday gift he will always remember. it's been 11 years since bobby last rode a wave after a tragic surfing accident left him wheelchairbound, paralyzing his dreams of going pro. thanks to great friends, he is riding a curl again, even if it is on a tarp. after a life trying to inspire others who put their dreams on hold, bobby wants everyone to know that anything is possible. the power of positive thinking. >> what a great imagination those people have to come up with that. >> it is very cool. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today, on your nbc station. rise and shine!
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♪ so, rise and shiiiiine >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning, everyone. after some rain yesterday, things should be pretty quiet now as we head into monday morning. there is some drizzle in a few areas. temperature-wise, low 60's. 59 at the airport. 61 in rock hall. we will start out with some clouds and some fog this
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morning. we will reach around 80 today. we'll check the forecast when we come back. >> thank you. 62 degrees on tv hill. here's a look ahead to 11 news today. >> recess is over. congress is back in session. the impact the upcoming elections will have on the agenda. >> two tractor-trailer's involved in an accident. we will tell you where and we'll
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> tony pann has a quick look at today's forecast. it was so good to get the soaking rain yesterday. >> everybody was happy about getting some rain. getting some rain.

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